Select Committee will review allegations on public hearings
PUBLISHED ON 05 Apr 2018
Deputy of Speaker of Parliament and Chairperson of the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods Mr Charles Chong said that the committee will look into the allegations it has received regarding some of its public hearing sessions.

Several social activist groups and witnesses from the committee’s public hearings have presented press releases, statements and complaints to criticise the way the hearings were conducted.  Other than the misinterpretation of summaries submitted to the Select Committee, the allegations also included statements that the committee insisted on yes or no answers to their questions, “despite repeatedly being told of the importance of context and nuance.”

In response to media, Mr Chong said, “We have received feedback/complaints… The Select Committee will look into the allegations and review the transcripts before responding to those who have written to us.”